Yoshida testimony

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Yoshida feared nuclear 'annihilation' of eastern Japan, testimony...
A page from the testimony of former Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant manager Masao Yoshida (Rei Kishitsu)
Plant manager Masao Yoshida envisioned catastrophe for eastern Japan in the days following the outbreak of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, according to his testimony, one of 19 ...
Asahi retracts article about Yoshida testimony that reported...
Tadakazu Kimura, center, president of The Asahi Shimbun, and Nobuyuki Sugiura, executive editor, right, and Hisashi Yoshizono, director in charge of public affairs, left, apologize at a Sept. 11 news conference. (Shinichi Iizuka)
Tadakazu Kimura, president of The Asahi Shimbun, held a Sept. 11 news conference at which he retracted an article (English translation at AJW) that appeared in the morning...
Government to finally release Yoshida testimony on nuke accident...
An anti-nuclear demonstrator's placard demands "Disclose the Yoshida testimony" at a protest in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo in May. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The government will release the testimony on the March 2011 nuclear accident by Masao Yoshida, the late manager of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, in...
Yoshida testimony on Fukushima nuclear accident may be disclosed...
Masao Yoshida, manager of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant at the time of the March 2011 disaster (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
In an about-turn, the government is weighing full disclosure of testimony about the 2011 nuclear accident given by the late manager of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear...
Local leaders seek disclosure of testimony by former nuclear plant ...
Masao Yoshida, manager of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant at the time of the March 2011 nuclear disaster (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Leaders of local governments near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant want the testimony given by the plant manager months after the accident to be disclosed.
TEPCO shareholders go to court for disclosure of Yoshida testimony ...
A participant in an anti-nuclear demonstration in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo in May holds a placard that says, "Yoshida testimony should be disclosed." (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power Co. filed a lawsuit Aug. 20 for disclosure of testimony about the 2011 nuclear disaster given by the late manager of the stricken Fukushima ...
Insider's notes as Fukushima crisis unfolded describe...
Kenichi Shimomura being interviewed by The Asahi Shimbun (Tomomi Miyazaki)
Like many government officials dealing with the initial stages of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Kenichi Shimomura was shocked by the paucity of information available.
For Kan and former Cabinet members, disclosure of Fukushima...
Naoto Kan presides over an emergency Cabinet meeting after the Great East Japan Earthquake. The meeting was held at the prime minister's office on March 16, 2011. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Ten politicians interviewed by a government investigative panel on the cause of the Fukushima nuclear disaster are in favor of their accounts being released to the public, The...
EDITORIAL: Fukushima interviews public assets that need to be...
The late Masao Yoshida, who managed the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Since the government is supposed to be working for the good of the people, important information it has gathered is a valuable asset that belongs to each and every one of us.
TEPCO shareholders to demand disclosure of nuke accident interviews
Masao Yoshida, manager at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, takes questions from reporters in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Nov. 12, 2011. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A group of Tokyo Electric Power Co. shareholders looks set to file a lawsuit to force the government to release records of interviews it had with 772 people to determine the...
Nuclear safety inspectors first to flee stricken Fukushima plant
The central control room of the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on March 26, 2011 (Provided by TEPCO)
Safety inspectors with the government's nuclear watchdog body were the first to flee when disaster struck the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in March 2011.
Hopelessness reigned after TEPCO said Fukushima crisis 'out of...
Damage to the No. 4 reactor, background, and No. 3 reactor, foreground, left, at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on March 15, 2001 (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
One of the darkest hours in the Fukushima nuclear disaster came very early on when plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the situation was out of control.
Despite talk of pullout, Hosono says he backed Yoshida's resolve...
Masao Yoshida, left, answers questions from reporters at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Nov. 12, 2011. At right is Goshi Hosono, a special adviser to Prime Minister Naoto Kan. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The liaison between Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Masao Yoshida, manager of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant at the onset of the March 2011 accident, urged Kan to support ...
Fukushima puzzle: Who ordered halt to pumping of seawater at...
Lighting is restored in March 2011 to the central control room of the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Provided by TEPCO)
The identity of the individual in the prime minister's office who exacerbated the nuclear disaster seems destined to forever remain a mystery.
Government shows no intention of disclosing Fukushima disaster...
A participant in an anti-nuclear demonstration in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo on May 23 holds a placard that says, "Yoshida testimony should be disclosed." (Yosuke Fukudome)
Successive Cabinets have refused to release details of firsthand accounts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, despite an understanding by a government investigation committee...
Fukushima plant chief admitted mishandling of reactor cooling...
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A wrong instruction issued by the manager of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant after an emergency cooling system failed possibly led to an early meltdown at the No. 1 reactor,...
TEPCO ready to release radiation, not information, during...
The No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on March 15, 2011, a day after a hydrogen explosion (Provided by TEPCO)
In the chaotic early stages of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Tokyo Electric Power Co. was preparing a last-ditch countermeasure that would have released a large amount of...
EDITORIAL: Startling Fukushima testimony raises grave questions
Masao Yoshida, then manager of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, second from left, meets reporters at the plant in November 2011. On his left is Goshi Hosono, then state minister in charge of handling the Fukushima nuclear accident. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
When faced with a life-threatening crisis, humans do not necessarily behave according to set rules. Some will do anything to save their skins. Without factoring in this...